Public Notice: Intent to Request Release of Funds


Public Notice of Intent to Request Release of Funds:

Published on February 12, 2020

TO ALL INTERESTED AGENCIES, GROUPS, AND PERSONS: On or about Thursday, February 20, 2020, the above-named City will request the state of Michigan to release Federal funds under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-383) for the Rental Rehabilitation of 40 N. Main St, City of Three Rivers, St. Joseph County, Michigan.

For the purpose of rehabilitation of a mixed-use building with commercial and residential units located at 40 N Main Street, Three Rivers, MI 49093.   There are four units currently that exist and two new units are being added as a result of this project.  One unit will be low-moderate and the other unit will be market rate. The estimated cost of the project is $224,972, this includes a maximum of $139,550 from the State of Michigan CDBG funds and Owner/Developer Private funds of $105,442.

An Environmental Review Record respecting the aforementioned project has been made by the above-named City which documents the environmental review of the project.  This Environmental Review Record is on file at the above address and is available for public examination and copying, upon request between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Please contact Catherine Lawson at 269.273.1075 x 109 for further information.

The City will undertake the project described above with Community Development Block Grant funds, under Title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974.  The City is certifying to the State of Michigan that the City and Thomas Mowry in his official capacity as Mayor, consent to accept the jurisdiction of the Federal Courts if an action is brought to enforce responsibilities in relation to environmental reviews, decision-making, and action; and that these responsibilities have been satisfied.  The legal effect of the certification is that upon its approval, the City may use the CDBG funds, and the State of Michigan will have satisfied its responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969.

The State of Michigan will accept an objection to its approval of the release of funds and acceptance of the certification only if it is on one of the following bases:  (a) that the certification was not in fact executed by the chief executive officer or other officer of applicant approved by the  State  of  Michigan;  or  (b)  that  applicant’s  environmental  review  record  for  the  project indicates omission of a required decision, finding, or step applicable to the project in the environmental review process.

Objections must be prepared and submitted in accordance with the required procedure (24 CFR Part 58), and may be addressed to the State of Michigan, MEDC, 300 North Washington Square, Lansing, Michigan 48913.

Objections  to  the  release  of  funds  on  bases  other  than  those  stated  above  will  not  be considered by the State of Michigan.  Potential objectors should contact the MEDC to verify the actual last day of the objection period.

Public Notice (PDF)


Melissa Bliss
City Clerk


Posted February 12, 2020